1. Heading to Walnut Grove with Alison Arngrim of Little House on the Prairie Jeff Dwoskin 48:47

“Confessions of a ‘Prairie Bitch'” offers an intimate look at Alison Arngrim’s journey through her iconic role as Nellie Oleson on “Little House on the Prairie.” Readers will be captivated by her behind-the-scenes revelations, from her initial auditions to the challenges of embodying Nellie’s character. Alison’s deep affection for her fellow cast members, especially Melissa Gilbert, shines through as she shares heartwarming anecdotes and the cherished friendships that blossomed during the show’s run.

Recorded prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike.


My guest, Alison Arngrim, and I discuss:

  • Alison Arngrim’s memoir, “Confessions of a ‘Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated.”
  • Alison’s time on “Love Boat,” where she portrayed a mean character towards Vicky Stubbing and her memorable trip to “Fantasy Island.”
  • Alison’s intriguing list of suitors, including Hervé Villechaize and Dan Haggerty, Grizzly Adams himself.
  • Alison’s mother, known for her roles as the voice of Gumby and Casper, and her participation in Vaughn Meader’s “First Family” album.
  • Alison’s stand-up comedy career, which kickstarted at the age of 15, performing at clubs like the Improv and collaborating with the Village Idiots.
  • “Here’s Amy!” – Alison’s comedy record where she portrayed Amy Carter in an unofficial spin-off of the “First Family” album.
  • Working with and learning to dance from the talented Marie Osmond.
  • Alison extends her gratitude to Beth Lapides and UnCabaret.
  • Alison shares numerous captivating stories from her time as Nellie on “Little House on the Prairie,” including her close relationship with Melissa Gilbert, who played an incredible role in her experience on the show.
  • And much more to discover!


You’re going to love my conversation with Alison Arngirm


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I'm a tech entrepreneur, podcaster, and professional stand-up comedian. I started my journey in the tech industry back in 1997 when I founded my own website development company, which was one of the pioneering companies in the country at the time. While working in technology, my comedic talents couldn't be contained, and I eventually took to the stage as a stand-up comedian.

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